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IAEGER (AP) — Construction of a new $12 million elementary school in McDowell County is expected to begin after crews stabilize a riverbank that partially collapsed earlier this year. School Superintendent Nelson Spencer tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that demolition of the old Iaeger Elementary School has been completed. He says large rocks from the […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University will host a 24-hour robotics competition for high school students in August. First Robotics Competition’s WV-ROX event will be held Aug. 1 and Aug. 2. It’s sponsored by WVU and Mountaineer Area RoboticS 2614, also known as MARS. MARS says the event will be First Robotics Competition’s first 24-hour […]

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WHEELING (AP) — A Wheeling man is offering a $250 reward for information leading to the return of a stolen antique bell. The bronze bell sat in front of a former church that was converted into a photo studio. The church was built in 1926. Neal Warren is offering the reward. He tells WTRF-TV that […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Democrat Nick Casey raised $332,000 last quarter and has $873,000 in the bank for his West Virginia congressional bid against Republican Alex Mooney. Casey also announced Monday he has raised more than $1.2 million throughout the election cycle. Mooney’s campaign did not immediately have updated numbers for April through June. They are […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia has entered into a concealed handgun reciprocity agreement with Nebraska. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey made the announcement Monday. Under the agreement, each state will honor a valid concealed carry permit issued by the other. Morrisey says Nebraska previously recognized concealed handgun licenses issued by West Virginia. West Virginia […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The National Guard is recommending that the Medal of Honor be awarded to a West Virginia man who saved his platoon during a secret mission in Laos during the Vietnam War. Sixty-four-year-old Master Sgt. Edward Ziobron received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in 2005. The Charleston Gazette reports that the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An infant’s body was found buried in the George Washington National Forest in Hardy County over the weekend, and the child’s parents were being held in jail Monday. Troopers went to the site near Wardensville on Saturday and found the infant’s remains after the parents were arrested in Morgantown on unrelated charges. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Former Mingo County prosecutor Michael Sparks has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty in a federal corruption case. Sparks was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. In addition to his time behind bars, Sparks was sentenced to a year of supervised release. Sparks pleaded guilty in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — CVS Pharmacy is no longer selling some cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its stores in West Virginia. The sales ban applies to medications that have pseudoephedrine as their only active ingredient. Pseudoephedrine also is used to illegally manufacture methamphetamine. CVS, which has 50 stores in West Virginia, also has also stopped […]

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RANSON (AP) — West Virginia’s largest casino is debuting a new, 1,200-seat concert venue The band Credence Clearwater Revisited, which features two former members of the classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival, will be the opening act at the new Event Center at Hollywood Casino on Saturday. The casino draws heavily from the D.C. market, […]

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